​Jennifer Russell, Ed.D

Department Chair and Associate Professor of Education
Jennifer Russell, WPU professor.

Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Russell and her family have been in North Carolina for six years. She has been teaching her entire career, having began as a Chicago Public School teacher, working with elementary students for 12 years. Preparing future teachers is truly her passion and she has had the pleasure of doing that for the last 11 years. She and her husband, as well as their two boys, reside in Clayton, NC. Her favorite hobby is painting. She also enjoys eating at the local Italian spot, Vivace.


  • BA Elementary Education, Saint Xavier College
  • MA Teaching and Leadership, Saint Xavier College
  • Ed.D. Curriculum and Instruction, Aurora University